5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- town undertakers
- neolithic period (iron age)
- praeco (crier)
- a a municipal officer in colonial America; often appointed and had responsibility for duties pertaining to public health and sanitation
- b 30,000 BC- 6,000 BC.
- c a special funeral functionary in ancient Rome who summoned participants to a public funeral. OR the person who called out the Roman mourners and announched the funeral to the Republic.
- d Guanches created mummies (with a flint knife called a tablona) that were referred to as:
- e The (Egyptian) city of the dead. located just OUTSIDE the city; contained places for burial, mortuary temples and residences of mortuary workers.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- received the first patent for the corpse cooler and cooling board
- The Egyptians believed the secondary purpose for embalming was?
- The name of the coin placed on the deceased's eyes, or in their mouth which they could use to pay Charon.
- : Patented in 1848 as form-fitting, air-tight metallic coffin designed to improve ability to preserve the body; also had a glass plate to allow for viewing the face. Anthropoidal in shape. In 1852 M.H. Crane and J.R. Barnes acquired the manufacturing rights from Fisk.
- created in 1800's London by the "poor" people as a means to afford funerals; costs were shared by others via weekly collections; were the forerunners of industrial insurance.
5 True/False Questions
hearse → originated as a Hebrew practice, family and friends sit with the deceased as a precaution against premature buiral; continued as an act of piety in the Middle Ages; Also known as a vigil for the dead.
kiss of peace → a major break in tradition between the Jews and Christians as each member of the family passed by in last review and kissed the deceased.
sexton → The Egyptians belived the primary purpose for embalming was?
trapezae → Greek tomb. square cut.
bargber- surgeon guild → approximately 1540-1745. Were the sole agency permitted to embalm and perfrom anatomical dissections in the city of London